Photography News September 15, 2020
Quote: “Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” – Man Ray
How bright is that light? Your guide to lux, footcandles and exposure
Does any camera have better resolution than the human eye? – a Quora answer by Bill Otto
Why Cameras Get Exposure Wrong
Investigating the Canon R5 Heat Emission – Roger Cicala – actually interesting for any camera
Beginners Guide to Creating and Applying Texture Overlays Using Photoshop
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020: winners announced
Thought for the day: Jpg vs RAW – which is more honest?
All images start out as RAW data. When you save a JPG the camera is converting the image internally into a JPG and is applying many transforms to the RAW data to adjust the color temperature, color correction, contrast, saturation, exposure and much more to fit what the camera engineer and marketing like rather than what was really there. The simple RAW conversions are designed to have a lower contrast and be duller than the simple JPGs. And JPGs from some vendors get a fair bit more extreme than others in their JPG conversions. Which is why some people say “What wonderful color my camera captures”.
Want to do a horrible experiment? Make an image for print that is mostly one color. Now have the printing company print it with their automatic color adjustments. Cry at the results… (I did that accidentally, once).
Artist of the Week/Portfolio: Bob Kolbrener (Weston Gallery, Carmel)
The content of this blog post done in collaboration with one of our members, Greg Edwards: http://gregoryedwards.slickpic.site